Chris Kanaracus

U.S. Correspondent

Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in Boston.

MongoDB adds support option for community edition of its NoSQL database

The service provides as low as a two-hour response time, but leaves out the bells and whistles from MongoDB Enterprise.

Oracle hopes to make SQL a lingua franca for big data

Big Data SQL demands a big investment in Oracle's technology stack, but the payoff could be worth it for shops that need to integrate traditional RDBMS with Hadoop and NoSQL data stores.

Oracle to release 115 security patches

Oracle plans to release 115 security patches on Tuesday, for vulnerabilities affecting a wide array of its products, including its flagship database, Java SE, Fusion Middleware and business applications. ties to Heroku for richer app development

Customers won't need 'ninja developers' anymore to create powerful new types of applications, a Salesforce executive says.

Oracle set to issue 147 security patches, including 36 for Java

Of the 147 Java weaknesses being patched, 34 can be exploited by an attacker over a network without the need for authentication, according to Oracle.

CouchDB creator joins to work on 'ridiculously cool' infrastructure project

CouchDB creator joins to work on 'ridiculously cool' infrastructure project

NoSQL database creator Damien Katz will join the team in January 2014, for a project he says could "change a lot more than Salesforce."

Oracle may get second chance to prove Google infringed on Java copyrights

Oracle may get second chance to prove Google infringed on Java copyrights

Oracle's appeal of Judge William Alsup's high-profile ruling in the Android lawsuit was heard this week

Oracle halting support for GlassFish app server

While GlassFish Open Source Edition 4.1 will be released in 2014, says Oracle, the company will not be releasing a 4.x commercial version of the Java application server.

Larry Ellison to talk in-memory database, Oracle PaaS at OpenWorld

Ellison's two keynotes at the upcoming Oracle OpenWorld conference in September will feature Oracle's emerging in-memory database and Java PaaS technologies.

Oracle unveils HTML5-based mobile BI app designer

BI Mobile App Designer runs in a browser and has a drag-and-drop design format, enabling business users to create their own mobile apps.

JCache won't make it into Java EE 7

With work yet to be done on JCache, the Java EE 7 and JCache expert groups concluded this week that it's best to push the Java caching API into Java 8.

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